ASPAN's COVID-19 Toolkit for the Perianesthesia Nurse
ASPAN has developed an online "toolkit" to aid us in caring for our patients and ourselves during these trying times. The following is from the ASPAN website: "ASPAN recognizes that throughout this unprecedented pandemic, conditions in US hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers are rapidly shifting and escalating from standard operations to emergent/extreme/surge operations.
The following recommendations are intended to provide guidance to perianesthesia nurses who may be working in these extreme situations. It is TREMENDOUSLY important to remember that the information regarding COVID-19 is constantly changing, new knowledge is constantly being generated – the best advice we can offer you is to stay informed with scientific sources which are provided in the resources." Click on the link below to be directed to the toolkit document. (Also visit the ASPAN website for recommendations and resources on Strategies for Caring for the Patient and Strategies for Caring for the Nurse).